Press release received from the Peppermint dev team. Due to a shortage of time (and a desire to get this news out) here is the release in full. Peppermint Ice will be discussed/reviewed in depth next week:
Peppermint Ice: Faster, Lighter and Aiming for the Clouds
Asheville, NC, USA July 18, 2010
Just three short months ago Peppermint OS released its first operating system and since then has been riding a virtual tsunami of popularity and served over 250,000 downloads of its OS One to 149 countries. On Monday July 19th, 2010 this same feisty team of developers are ready to release Peppermint Ice, another variant its operating system that is even lighter, faster and more cloud application focused.
Peppermint Ice will boast Google’s Chromium as its default web browser, which is speedy on its own, but is boosted to even faster performance on the super sleek and lightweight Peppermint Ice platform.
What is Ice?
Ice is, by definition, is the new Site Specific Browser [SSB] that Peppermint creator Kendall Weaver wrote himself as a means to launch Web Applications and/or Cloud Applications [SaaS – Software As A Service, PaaS – Platform as a Service] from the new Peppermint Ice OS. When you launch a web based application using Ice it will call up a custom SSB using the default Chromium Browser. So, essentially, the Ice SSB acts as software that is installed locally but is actually delivered via the Cloud.
The difference in using an SSB as opposed to using a tabbed browser is that only one function is assigned to the Ice SSB. In a tabbed browsing system, with several open for example, if one service or site in any given tab crashes you run the risk of losing data by crashing the other tabs and potentially the browser itself. since an SSB is isolated and dedicated to only operating the web application of your choice, if it crashes or hangs, it does not effect the rest of the system. And, because the Ice SSB’s are so sleek, they are perfect for running apps that display better using the most screen area as possible.
Peppermint Ice will release to the public on Monday July 19th 2010 @ http://peppermintos.com/download
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Peppermint Ice boasts automatic updates, easy step-by-step installation, sleek user friendly interface, increased mobility by integrating directly with cloud based applications, ready to use out of the box, and best of all Peppermint Ice is Free of Charge. In numerous tests, even on older model laptops, from pressing the Power On button until completely booted-up, connected to the Internet and ready for work, Peppermint takes 20-25 seconds to fully load!! When you are ready to quit you don’t need to wait five to ten minutes for the system to shut down because Peppermint Ice powers down in 5 seconds. Impressive indeed.
“Let me be absolutely clear about one thing: Peppermint Linux OS is fast. Really fast. On this tired old laptop, Peppermint boots up from a cold, powered down state in just under 25 seconds from me hitting the power button….. I can’t even imagine what this OS would be like on newer hardware. It’d be unbelievable.” – The Linux Critic [ http://bit.ly/aAxs1G ]
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